Wingham Rifle Club News September 20, 2017

Club Championship round 500 yards September 16

A group of Wingham Rifle Club members travelled to Sydney this week to compete in the NSW Rifle Association State Championship, aka the Sydney Queens.

While they were battling high winds in Sydney, the remainder of the club members enjoyed light cloud cover and slight breezes on the Wingham range. Given the almost perfect shooting conditions, it was not unusual to see some high scores across the board.

Target Rifle A graders, Tony Moon and Jim Blackmore both topped their grade with identical scores of 98 and 11 centres. The win for the day was taken out by Moon on a centre count back.

Despite missing some of the opening rounds in this year’s championship Max Purnell is quietly making his way up the leaderboard and currently is sitting in second place in Target Rifle B Grade. Purnell only dropped two points on Saturday and finished with a score of 98 with eight centres, only three centres behind the A Grade shooters. With many ranges still to shoot in this year’s competition, Purnell is coming into form at just the right time.

Meanwhile, in F Standard B grade, the tussle continues between Ean Heaney and junior shooter Ronan Moon who are currently sitting in position first and second on the championship leaderboard. Both are putting in solid performances on a weekly basis and at this point in time are both contenders for the title at the end of the year.

Declan Heaney was the winner of the afternoon’s handicap event, whilst Suzi Laurie was last week’s winner.

Full scores for this week’s round were:

  • F Open: Christina Adams 113.4, Duncan Robinson 104.3
  • F Standard A Grade: Declan Heaney 117.11, Phil Costa 113.4, Chris Barnard 106.2
  • F Standard B Grade: Ean Heaney 115.8, Ronan Moon 108.6, Michael Rogerson 108.5, Keenan Stewart 106.4, Suzi Laurie 100.3, Craig Laurie 97.1, Barry Sandwell 107.1
  • Target Rifle A Grade: Tony Moon 98.11, Jim Blackmore 98.11
  • Target Rifle B Grade: Max Purnell 98.8
  • Target Rifle C Grade: Jon Knight 90.5, Peter Bell 86.4, Gordon Higgins 84.3